Tooth Extraction to Protect Your Oral Health
While it is always our goal to save your natural teeth, damaged or decayed teeth, wisdom teeth or baby teeth may need to be removed to protect the integrity of your smile. Dr. Matthew Boscia performs gentle tooth extractions at his practice near Wentzville and O’Fallon and may recommend tooth removal as part of your treatment plan. Removing problematic teeth can prevent serious conditions from developing and may be necessary when you are getting dental implants or other procedures.
When Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?
We do everything we can to save a tooth but there are certain circumstances where a tooth must be extracted. Our goal is to restore your oral health and protect your smile. However, tooth extractions may be necessary to achieve these goals. Some of the reasons why you may need a tooth extraction include:
Removing baby teeth to make way for adult teeth
Removing impacted or problematic wisdom teeth
Trauma to the mouth
Getting dental implants
Tooth Extractions and Dental Implants
If you have damaged teeth and are looking to replace them with dental implants, Dr. Boscia may need to perform tooth extractions to prepare your mouth for the procedure. An important thing to remember when having teeth extracted is that you need to take steps immediately after the procedure to protect the area where the tooth is now missing. Socket preservation is critical for ensuring optimal dental implant placement and fusion to the jaw bone. If there is not enough gum tissue available or a clean socket to support the implant, the dental implant procedure may fail.